Prisoners return to prison – level 3
The most recent US prisoner recidivism data is from 2012, the data shows that 6 of 10 past prisoners return to prison within 3 years.
This situation happens because they are in the same negative situations before and after prison, and they do crimes again.
Past prisoners struggle because they may not be able to find jobs, places to live, and other support. However, they are less likely to get rearrested if they get education and life support during prison; they also need continued support after prison.
An organization said that rearrest numbers are high but falling. The organization said that maybe fewer people are being arrested for non-serious crimes, the government is spending more money to prevent recidivism, and businesses are willing to hire past prisoners.
In contrast to the US, only 1 in 5 people in Norway returns to prison. Norway uses restorative justice and rehabilitation with job training and mental health support.
Difficult words: recidivism (to do crimes again and again), restorative justice (when a criminal tries to fix the problem he made from his crime), rehabilitation (when you get help for a problem).
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